Summer Activity… Container Gardening in Your Private Courtyard

Now that you’re spending more time outside, let your personality shine in your outdoor living space! Whether you’re enjoying coffee on your porch or hosting a book club and dinner party in your private courtyard, a container garden adds a vibrant, colorful energy to any space without taking up space.

Easy to maintain and so much fun to experiment with, creating your own container garden is the perfect summer activity. From bright yellow daffodils to pretty pink peonies and everything in between, colorful flowers are the perfect decor for everything you love to do outdoors.

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Bright Ideas

Container gardening is all about growing flowers exclusively in pots and tubs as opposed to the ground, which optimizes space and adds a beautifully clean vibe to any exterior. The best part is that you can get creative with flower arrangements as well as container size, shape, color, and texture.

If you’re looking for your first idea or to shake up your current look, there are so many fun examples to get inspired by, including: a layered look, an elevated planter with “sweeping” plants, beautiful containers with succulents, and elegant plants put together for a table display. The options to wow are endless!

Pro Tip: Several of our NewStyle homes come with a gorgeous four-season sunroom, which means you have even more space to create a container garden! Herbs are the perfect plants to grow in your spacious and cozy room, where you’ll be able to relax and enjoy every season of the year. This spring, start growing herbs like lemon balm, mint, cilantro, thyme, and basil, and get excited to enjoy them in your tastiest dishes soon!

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Connect With Your Neighbors

One of the most rewarding parts about living in a NewStyle community is the chance to grow friendships that last a lifetime. When you move into one of our vibrant and active 55+ communities, it’s guaranteed that your neighbors love to live the way you do, and are so happy to share this journey with you.

Working outside on your own container garden is not only a great way to connect with neighbors in nearby homes, it’s the perfect chance to host old friends and new for garden parties, dinner dates, and social clubs. You’ll always have something beautiful to look at while you enjoy each other’s company under the spring sky!

Gardening Benefits

Aside from being one of the most relaxing and therapeutic crafts out there, gardening can improve your physical and mental health in several significant ways. Simply just standing outside in the sun helps to boost your bone health and immune system through exposure to vitamin D!

Not only that, gardening strengthens muscles, improves cardiovascular health, and even helps to ease chronic pain. Aside from the physical benefits, gardening is good for your soul — it allows you to clear your mind, relax while being present, enjoy the weather, and meet new people that you might not have otherwise met. Your own container garden puts positive energy into the air and connects everyone around it!

If you love the sight and smell of beautiful flowers, try your hand at a new project this summer! Whether on your patio or in your courtyard, your very own container garden will show off your unique personality while you’re hosting friends or even just enjoying a book in the afternoon. Plant your seeds and dig into something new!

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